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Channing Tatum has officially signed on to play Gambit

08.03.2015

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For a moment there last week, it was looking like Channing Tatum was considering leaving GAMBIT. The rumor was talks between Tatum and Fox had gone south, however negotiations were still ongoing, and now THR is reporting that the actor has officially signed a deal to star as the card-flinging mutant in the X-Men spinoff film.

But it doesn't appear as if the project was ever actually in danger of losing its star. Sources tell the site that "Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot in negotiations, but such back-and-forth is a normal part of top-level talent dealmaking." THR goes on to say that his backend compensation needed to be figured out, as well as "the extent of Tatum’s involvement in the X-Men universe," comparing his Gambit role to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as "someone who would anchor his own movies and appear in numerous others." Unfortunately, there's no word on the length of his contract with Fox.

So although he never really left, Channing Tatum is back on as Gambit. Rupert Wyatt will reportedly start shooting GAMBIT this fall, and the film is set to open on October 7, 2016.

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12:26PM on 08/06/2015
I didn't like the guy at all before Foxcatcher. At this point I can't deny he can act. That being said he's not right for this but I don't care enough about the charecter to get upset (not lke he's playing Superman).
I didn't like the guy at all before Foxcatcher. At this point I can't deny he can act. That being said he's not right for this but I don't care enough about the charecter to get upset (not lke he's playing Superman).
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2:04AM on 08/06/2015
Maybe they can call it Elf 3 - Elf Doubles Down, and he can wear the ears he kept from Elf 2. God this is going to suck.
Maybe they can call it Elf 3 - Elf Doubles Down, and he can wear the ears he kept from Elf 2. God this is going to suck.
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6:45AM on 08/04/2015

He is about to Channing all over your Tatums!

This guy is as bland as a George Foreman cookbook. And as exciting as riding a concrete horse. This role should of gone to Josh Holloway a long time ago.
This guy is as bland as a George Foreman cookbook. And as exciting as riding a concrete horse. This role should of gone to Josh Holloway a long time ago.
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2:50AM on 08/04/2015
I'm just glad they are actually making a Gambit film (and with that budget?!) but I think Fox has chosen horrible release dates for this and Deadpool. It's almost as if they want them to fail. Deadpool should be pushed back to April and Gambit should be brought up for end of summer or given a Christmas holiday release, well that is if you want to see these movies make their budgets back and have a profit.

Thought the same thing when Fox dumped the first DD movie in February.
I'm just glad they are actually making a Gambit film (and with that budget?!) but I think Fox has chosen horrible release dates for this and Deadpool. It's almost as if they want them to fail. Deadpool should be pushed back to April and Gambit should be brought up for end of summer or given a Christmas holiday release, well that is if you want to see these movies make their budgets back and have a profit.

Thought the same thing when Fox dumped the first DD movie in February.
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10:01PM on 08/03/2015
Fuck channing tatum.
Fuck channing tatum.
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1:07PM on 08/03/2015
He's just so... bland.
He's just so... bland.
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1:00PM on 08/03/2015
Even though I would rather have Kitsch back to reprise the role, I'm willing to give Tatum a shot. I'm not totally convinced yet that he is the right actor for the role until I see him in costume and hearing how accurate his Cajun accent is.
Even though I would rather have Kitsch back to reprise the role, I'm willing to give Tatum a shot. I'm not totally convinced yet that he is the right actor for the role until I see him in costume and hearing how accurate his Cajun accent is.
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10:30PM on 08/03/2015
He will look ridiculous in the costume, and the thought of Channing Tatum attempts to speak with Cajun accent makes me vomit.
He will look ridiculous in the costume, and the thought of Channing Tatum attempts to speak with Cajun accent makes me vomit.
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11:41AM on 08/03/2015
i think they are over estimating both the appeal of channing taum and of gambit
i think they are over estimating both the appeal of channing taum and of gambit
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10:30AM on 08/03/2015
Doesn't feel right for this.
Doesn't feel right for this.
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9:55AM on 08/03/2015
Fuck. Tatum's ok. But I was really hoping he was leaving because my dream casting choice would be someone like Norman Reedus for Gambit.
Fuck. Tatum's ok. But I was really hoping he was leaving because my dream casting choice would be someone like Norman Reedus for Gambit.
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5:44AM on 08/04/2015
seriously... Norman Reedus.
seriously... Norman Reedus.
12:24PM on 08/06/2015
N orman Reedus would be fucking perfect (I say that not being familiar with the charecters background so mabey there's some issues there).
N orman Reedus would be fucking perfect (I say that not being familiar with the charecters background so mabey there's some issues there).
9:07AM on 08/03/2015
And the budget is now back to $154 million, in which I still think it's a tad too much for a solo superhero movie.
And the budget is now back to $154 million, in which I still think it's a tad too much for a solo superhero movie.
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9:02AM on 08/03/2015

Fuck

I was hoping they would get someone else. But we're stuck with this wooden actor. I remember when it was announced that he would be starring in Jupiter Ascending, I immediately thought the movie was doomed and would suck. I'm getting the same vibe for Gambit now.
I was hoping they would get someone else. But we're stuck with this wooden actor. I remember when it was announced that he would be starring in Jupiter Ascending, I immediately thought the movie was doomed and would suck. I'm getting the same vibe for Gambit now.
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5:47AM on 08/04/2015
was Jupiter Ascending a comic adaptation as well? I thought it was just another Wachowski flop.
was Jupiter Ascending a comic adaptation as well? I thought it was just another Wachowski flop.
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9:02AM on 08/03/2015
"Top level talent" is pushing it for Tatum...
"Top level talent" is pushing it for Tatum...
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